Wembley

A Guide to Living in Wembley

It’s best-known for its sporting and entertainment credentials, thanks to the globally recognised Wembley Stadium and The SSE Arena, Wembley. But Wembley actually has plenty more strings to its bow. Thanks to its melting pot of nationalities, it’s something of a window to the world. Restaurants here span spice-scented tandooris and exotic Middle Eastern eateries; and the high streets filled with Polish delis, Afro-Caribbean hair salons and oriental health stores. Read on to discover developments that are rated the best places to live in Wembley. In addition, read reviews from residents who own or rent in Wembley.

After a lot of redevelopment, Wembley emerged into a thriving hotspot with contemporary new-build homes, bucketloads of culture and a surprisingly well-developed foodie scene.

Where is Wembley?

Wembley falls under the borough of Brent – rumoured to be London’s most diverse. Part of North West London, it’s just 10 miles from the centre of the city, and, while incredibly well-connected, it’s also got plenty of places that feel more rural than you’d think. Away from Wembley’s energetic centre, pockets of tranquillity are easy to come upon. Courtesy of green spaces such as King Edward VII Park and Fryent Country Park. Brent Reservoir, a peaceful stretch of water edged by woodland and wild flowers; and it’s a site of Special Scientific Interest, so it’s a great place to explore plants and wildlife.

The Wembley Park regeneration

While the Wembley Stadium arch still dominates the skyline here, it’s now got plenty of skyscraper neighbours. Most of these gleaming towers sit within the Wembley Park neighbourhood – previously dubbed Wembley City. This enormous regeneration project is now the epicentre of the entire area. Led by esteemed developer Quintain, the project has birthed hundreds of new apartments, brand-new dining and entertainment venues, a string of artists studios and a brand-new community hub, called The Yellow. There’s also a new theatre in the works; Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is set to open in October 2019, with War Horse as its hotly anticipated inaugural production.

Wembley Park’s properties come with a serving of landscaped grounds, new parkland, squares and even a tree-lined boulevard. Which means it’s got a lovely, neighbourhood feel and is perfect for wandering. 20,000 people will call the area home by 2027.

Developments to rent and buy in Wembley

We love the service provided by Tipi. We’ve gotten so used to a concierge service, the free events put on for us and the occasional free tickets that we don’t know how we’ll come when we inevitably leave.” – Sam A, Tipi resident

Property developer Tipi has debuted a trio of sought-after developments in Wembley Park – Montana & Dakota, Alto and Landsby. All are available on a rental-only basis, with a set of Tipi perks including no fees or deposits, Wi-Fi and bills included, plus a round-the-clock support team. These developments have been rated some of the best places to live and rent in Wembley.

The location of the development is great: close to transport, food and groceries. The apartment being a new build is quite nice. The insulation also seems quite great – we hardly need to turn on the heater. The flat is not too expensive compared to ones closer to Central London, but I’ve heard it’s more expensive than neighbouring non-Tipi flats.” – Tenant V, verified resident at Montana & Dakota

Tipi has been by far the easiest company to rent from in my experience. From viewing to moving in took just 7 days with zero deposit. It is expensive for the area given its also zone 4, but comparatively in the form of quality, ease and facilities it’s well worth the cost. The free event tickets and breakfasts/dinners on occasion make it worthwhile in a more sociable rental experience.” – Clayton, resident at Alto

Even more developments…

Those looking to buy a Wembley property should look at Anthology’s Wembley Parade development on North End Road. This stylish collection of flats is less than a five-minute walk from the nearest station. Another great place to live and rent in Wembley.

If developer Anthology London sought to debut an interesting new addition to the Wembley skyline, then it nailed the brief with Wembley Parade. Made up of five buildings, but dominated by a 12-storey cylinder tower, it’s a striking development, with a beautifully landscaped garden at its base.” – HomeViews Property Pro on Wembley Parade

Pinnacle Tower is another property deserving of a mention. This Hycgan development is made up of a variety of unit layouts, including studios, apartments and luxury penthouses – some of which are duplex. It’s also got a hotel and a string of stores onsite.

Things to do

Sporting events and musical concerts are ten-a-penny at Wembley Stadium and The SSE Arena. Both have secured their place in history, hosting iconic concerts like Live Aid. And celebrated sports events, including two Olympics competitions and the World Cup Final in 66. Michael Jackson and Madonna are among the music legends to have sold out crowds here. It even welcomed the Head of the Catholic Church – Pope John Paul II delivered open-air mass at the stadium back in 1982, to an 80,000-strong crowd.

But put these legendary venues to one side, and there’s some fresh faces that have cropped up in recent years, too. Label lovers flock to the London Designer Outlet, which opened in Wembley Park in 2013. It offers a mix of high street and high-end stores with up to 70% off the usual prices. There’s also a nine-screen Cineworld here, and restaurant chain favourites such as Zizzi, Pizza Express and Wagamama.

Close by, Boxpark Wembley follows hot on the heels of its Shoreditch and Croydon counterparts; a one-stop-shop for street food, music events and comedy nights. For more in the way of street food, head to Market Square on a Wednesday. The stalls are topped with spicy curries, pie ‘n’ mash miniatures and supersize pizza slices. The vendors tend to be local regulars, who know the area like the back of their hand, so don’t be afraid to ask for tips. Not far from here, you’ve got Swedish interiors sensation IKEA.

Transport in Wembley

Wembley Park, Wembley Central and Wembley Stadium are all Zone 4 stations. Wembley Park is on the Metropolitan and Jubilee lines, Wembley Central offers Overground and Bakerloo line services, and Wembley Stadium has National Rail services to Marylebone. Further out, there’s Wembley North and Preston Road, and the area has a reliable and frequent bus timetable for those who prefer to travel this way. In terms of road links, Wembley residents have easy access to the North Circular, the A41 and the M1.

You can find out more about living in the area by reading reviews from residents. Click on the developments below to find out more about residents’ experiences and also, to discover the best places to live and rent in Wembley. Moreover, If there’s a property that you can’t see on HomeViews, you can add a new listing and leave your review here.
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Everything on your doorstep.

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Review Date Mar 2020

Movies, we got it. Restaurants, we got it. Entertainment, we got it. Sport, we got it. Everything is within a stones throw, days out are easy. There’s always free activities from kids clubs to ping pong.

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The building is a focal point of Wembley (Olympic) Way. You benefit from peacefulness most of the year-round whilst having the joy of people watching on event days, taking in the atmosphere and culture.

Sitting onto of an underground parking lot and built in gym. You don’t have to have to battle the elements to go to the shops or get a workout in.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

How amazing and fast the area would be built up (restaurants ect).

If there is one thing you would change about your flat or property what would it be:

I would like a local doctors and more running trails.

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Great development with modern facilities

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Review Date Mar 2020

During events and matches, the supermarkets and restaurants in the area get really busy. It is almost impossible to shop or get a table at a restaurant!

Some developments like Landsby West don’t have a gym however other developments like Alto have it.

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The design, fittings and fixtures of TIPI are great. All appliances are either Siemens or Samsung. There are no heating/drainage issues which is rare in London!

The concierge are super friendly and always available 24×7. Any problems get resolved soon and smoothly.

The best part of the development is the wooden flooring, modern bathrooms and co-working spaces which are great for students or those who are self employed.

Also, rent includes all bills so there is no hassle of getting your own internet or managing electricity etc bills.

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Parking is expensive and the local yellow car park is cheaper than parking in the building for guests.

What is the best feature of your home:

The wooden flooring, rain shower and nice big balcony!

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Hi, thank you for this brilliant review! We’re glad to hear that you’ve been enjoying all aspects of your apartment.

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Great Flat, amazing flexibility

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Review Date Mar 2020

Loved the great vibe of the area, didn’t like how busy the area was during the games.

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Amazing design, excellent location and the facilities are outstanding. The events provided by Tipi free of charge was a lovely additional benefit. The management team were great at handling parcels and any problems that arose during the rental period.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

How busy the area can get.

How has the building management responded to any problems or issues you have raised:

They were very swift, everything got sorted within a day.

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Hi, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review. We’re thrilled to hear that the team had been so helpful during your stay with us and are glad that you enjoyed the great Tipi events!

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Brilliant

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Review Date Mar 2020

The area itself is very lovley and peaceful

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The aspect of the design is really nice my friends and family think it’s a lovely place to live and love to visit as often as they can.the people here are also very friendly and very helpful with anything you have that you may find that you have a problem they are always there to help.

Please share one thing (or more) which you wish you had known before you moved in:

What I wish I knew beofre I moved in is the how long it takes to get a permit to park.

What is the best feature of your home:

The best feature of the home I’ll say is the view from my balcony.

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